Hand-assisted Robotic Approach for Ovarian Cancer ManagementCindy Chan1, Li-Hsuan Chiu1,2, Ching-Hui Chen1,2 and Wei-Min Liu1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Wei-Min Liu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Taipei Medical University Hospital and
Taipei Medical University, No.252
Wu-Hsing St., inyi District
Taipei 11031, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 27, 2016; Accepted Date: November 11, 2016; Published Date: November 14, 2016
Citation: Chan C, Chiu LH, Chen CH, Liu WM (2016) Hand-assisted Robotic Approach for Ovarian Cancer Management. Adv Robot Autom 5:159. doi: 10.4172/2168-9695.1000159
Copyright: © 2016 Chan C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Robotic assisted staging surgery has been increasingly employed for a variety of gynecological malignancies such as ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancers. Here we demonstrate a hand-assisted robotic approach for managing ovarian cancer with large tumor mass and predominantly solid components, where mini-laparotomy is performed followed by robotic surgical staging procedures. In this retrospective descriptive analysis of 29 ovarian cancer patients, admitted from December 2011 to May 2014, who had a large tumor mass (≥ 7 cm) and received laparoscopic surgical staging, traditional robotic surgical staging or hand-assisted robotic procedures, we reviewed for patient demographics, surgical procedures, and perioperative parameters. The results were comparable and we conclude the hand-assisted robotic approach offers a safe and feasible way to perform ovarian cancer surgical staging for patients with large tumor masses.